Professional Communication Education through Academia-Industry Collaborations: Some Examples at Two Asian Universities

Khwanruethai Rawboon, Atikorn Wongsatanawarid, Atsuko Yamazaki, Masahiro Inoue

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Abstract

Professional communication skills are essential to achieve success in career for engineering graduates. Currently, many employers are looking for graduates with strong professional communication skills. The criteria for accreditation of engineering programs by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) also require that communication skills should be integrated into the graduate curriculum. In this study, we present some examples of engineering programs in two Asian universities, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Thailand and Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) in Japan, where the professional communication skills of students are developed through university-industry collaborations. Both KMUTT and SIT have implemented educational programs through collaboration with industries to prepare students to deal with globalization and the ever-expanding innovative ecosystem. These programs are designed to help students acquire the required skill sets and work experience as part of their curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages178-184
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728125664
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 1
Event2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 2019 Jul 232019 Jul 26

Publication series

NameIEEE International Professional Communication Conference
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)2158-091X
ISSN (Electronic)2158-1002

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019
CountryGermany
CityAachen
Period19/7/2319/7/26

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Keywords

  • Engineering education
  • professional communication
  • project based learning
  • university industry linkage.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Engineering(all)

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Rawboon, K., Wongsatanawarid, A., Yamazaki, A., & Inoue, M. (2019). Professional Communication Education through Academia-Industry Collaborations: Some Examples at Two Asian Universities. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2019 (pp. 178-184). [8804599] (IEEE International Professional Communication Conference; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ProComm.2019.00038